The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 6): Messing with Plot

Hey, Lovelies! Welcome to the final installment of the Ultimate Guide to Plot. This won’t be the grand finale for all plot-related things, but we will be taking a break from it. I’m undecided on what I want to talk about next, so next week will be a surprise for us all. It might have … More The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 6): Messing with Plot

The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 5): Beware of Plot Armor and Plot Holes

Hey, Lovelies! We’re nearing the end of our intensive look at plot. We’ve got one more topic that we’ll be covering after this installment before we move on to other subjects. It won’t be the complete end of our discussion of plot, as there is a lot of ground to cover on that front. If … More The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 5): Beware of Plot Armor and Plot Holes

Valentine’s Day: The 12 Most Romantic Songs for Literature

Hey, Lovelies! Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you all had a great day and got to spend some quality time with that special someone in your life. I’m going to continue my Valentine’s Day tradition this year by introducing you to some underrated and not so underrated romance songs that you can incorporate into your … More Valentine’s Day: The 12 Most Romantic Songs for Literature

The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 4): Developing Your Plot

Hey, Lovelies! We’re going to be continuing our discussion about plotting your Novel this week. We’ll be delving into how to develop our plot and how to make it irresistible for readers. As we’ve been discussing, plot is the backbone of a story, and we need to take the time to develop a good one … More The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 4): Developing Your Plot

Publishing Opportunity: Analog Science Fiction and Fact

Hey, Lovelies! I thought I’d pass along a publishing opportunity for any aspiring science fiction writers out there. Established in 1930, Analog Science Fiction and Fact is a bimonthly magazine of science fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. It is published by Dell Magazines, which also publishes genre magazines Asimov’s Science Fiction, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. In … More Publishing Opportunity: Analog Science Fiction and Fact

The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 3): How Plot Structures Differ Across Mediums

Hey, Lovelies! I hope everyone is doing well and that 2020 is off to a good start so far! As promised, we’re going to be looking at the ways plot can differ between films, television series, plays, novels, short stories, etc. Yes, there are slight differences as to how each form of storytelling is set … More The Ultimate Guide to Plot (Part 3): How Plot Structures Differ Across Mediums

Writer’s Digest 89th Annual Writing Competition

Hey, Lovelies! As promised, here’s what you need to know about this year’s writing competition. In the words of Writer’s Digest: Writer’s Digest has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition for more than 80 years. Enter our 89th Annual Writing Competition for your chance … More Writer’s Digest 89th Annual Writing Competition

Writer’s Digest 88th Annual Writing Competition Winners

Hey, Lovelies! As usual, I try to make sure I keep you up to date on the Writer’s Digest’s Annual Writing Competition submission deadlines and winners. I know this is late again, as I keep forgetting that the winners are announced in September. However, without further adieu, here are last year’s winners! Grand Prize Winner:  … More Writer’s Digest 88th Annual Writing Competition Winners